The name "Will" shows up in several plots, and it is theater historians' best guess as to how many boy players the name represents. The "Will" in "Frederick and Basilea" played the part of "Leonora, and, F. G. Fleay (for one) conflates him with the boy player named "Will Barne" who played Tarmia and a pygmy in "1 Tamar Cham" (p. 141).

Works Cited

Fleay, Frederick Gard. A Chronicle History of the London Stage. New York: Burt Franklin, 1964 (orig. 1890).
Nungezer, Edwin. A Dictionary of Actors. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968 (orig. Yale University Press, 1929).

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